Monday, July 11, 2011

Yesterday's Dyed Wool


Yesterday's dye pot yields today's wool yarns and rovings...


The dye color was a combination of sun yellow and a drop of bright blue to get a color that was close to lime green. On the piece below, I started with a tan wool, so the outcome was more like chartreuse.


On creamy white wool the lime is true and the color is variegated...



The lime was a little darker on the white yarn...


This multi-colored yarn, over dyed with lime, will make a fine compliment to the lime yarn.


Finally, the pink & brown yarn, as well as a blue, white, and sea green yarn became this new color of variegated lime green...


These colors will be wonderful in wool pincushions!

4 comments:

Vance said...

This is very cool> i had no knowledge of dying wool in such a fashion. Thanks for sharing this with us. Now a lot of people can do this instead to giving it to someone else.
laine

Windy Hills Happenings said...

YUMMY!!!!!

Anita said...

Thanks!

Anita said...

Merci, Laine!